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  • Cruz to Harry Reid: Get Out of ‘Ritz- Carlton in D.C.’ and See the Border

    07/20/2014 11:53:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    mediiaite ^ | 7/20/14 | Evan McMurry
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) responded to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) characterization of the U.S.-Mexico border as “secure” by telling his colleague to come take a look for himself. “President Obama and Harry Reid both engage debates divorced from the facts and divorced from the reality,” Cruz said on Fox News Sunday. “Harry Reid lives in the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., and I’m sure from his perspective the border seems secure. I would invite Harry Reid to come with me down Texas and see the border.” “I’ll tell you who is holding these kids ransom,” Cruz continued, “Harry Reid...
  • McCain to Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: I'll Fight for Amnesty as Long as 'I'm Alive and Breathing'

    03/28/2014 2:02:11 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/28/14 | Tony Lee
    In remarks to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) vowed to fight for amnesty as long as he is a breathing United States Senator. McCain, according to BuzzFeed, also said that if comprehensive immigration reform passes, he would "make sure it is forever called the Edward M. Kennedy immigration bill." McCain and the late Kennedy tried to pass the McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill last decade, along with President George W. Bush. Conservatives halted the measure because it would have reduced the wages of American workers while not solving the illegal immigration problem. The high-tech lobby, the...
  • Zuckerberg Launches New Ad Campaign to Push for Amnesty

    11/18/2013 5:20:22 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/18/13 | M Boyle
    Facebook’s billionaire founder Mark Zuckerberg has launched a series of new television ads pushing for Congress to pass amnesty now, Politico reports. The new ad quotes President Barack Obama, House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and House Speaker John Boehner and strikes, as Politico’s Maggie Haberman wrote, a new “tone” for Zuckerberg. “The ads, obtained by Politico, mark a shift in course for the group,” Haberman wrote. “Its earlier ads — aired through FWD.us and its partisan-leaning affiliates — sought to persuade with a gentler tone, or by offering cover to Senate...
  • Top GOP donors tell party to legalize illegal immigrants

    07/30/2013 11:11:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 140 replies
    Nearly a hundred top Republican officials sent a letter to the House GOP on Tuesday urging lawmakers to pass a bill that legalizes illegal immigrants, arguing that the current system is already allowing them to stay and so it makes sense to register them and bring them into the system. The donors, led by former Bush administration Cabinet officials Carlos Gutierrez and Spencer Abraham, also said that immigrants are potential Republican voters who can be won over — if the party can be seen as welcoming to immigrants. “Doing nothing is de facto amnesty. We need to take control of...
  • Judas McCain

    06/28/2013 2:22:48 PM PDT · by mojito · 24 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | June 28, 2013 | Guy Somerset
    John McCain may be the most treasonous man who ever lived. McCain must contend with Hitler, the Marquis de Sade, Benedict Arnold, and others to claim this crown. But John surpasses them all. [....] History’s great betrayer is Judas Iscariot, who betrayed the greatest man in history. McCain betrayed the greatest nation in history. Judas marked his target with a kiss. McCain forever kisses Mexicans’ posteriors. McCain will have to settle for second place as Judas Iscariot’s malevolent handmaiden. While one killed mankind’s hope for salvation the other is in the process of killing mankind’s hope for the future. Where...
  • To be Clear About Mark Zuckerberg’s Americans for a Conservative Direction

    06/26/2013 1:10:19 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 34 replies
    RedState.com ^ | April 24th, 2013 | Erick Erickson
    I just want to be clear about about the new front group for the Gang of Eight’s immigration proposal on the right, Americans for a Conservative Direction. The group, funded by Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, is perfectly entitled to set up this group. A good bit of the center-right coalition supports the issue. That’s not my problem My problem is that this is just another example of Republican consultants seemingly bleeding people dry for crappy work product. They call themselves Americans for a Conservative Direction, but one of their first ads is a poorly produced ad supporting Lindsey Graham, who...
  • Jeb Bush labels conservative critics ‘the chirpers’

    06/17/2013 4:04:20 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 163 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/17/13 | Aaron Blake
    Jeb Bush says he’s not worried that his work toward comprehensive immigration reform and his ties to the GOP establishment will alienate conservatives and negatively impact a potential 2016 presidential campaign, referring to critics as “the chirpers.” -snip- It’s not the first time, of course, that a Republican establishment figure has coined a new nickname for the outspoken conservative wing of the party. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) a few months ago labeled Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) as “wacko birds.”
  • I Recall the 1986 Immigration Act Rather Differently

    06/15/2013 1:13:52 PM PDT · by don-o · 25 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 15, 2013 | Ed Meese
    Karl Rove's recollection of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act ("Immigration Reform and the Hispanic Vote," op-ed, June 6) is, shall we say, highly selective. That law, he writes, "essentially told those here illegally that if they had arrived in the U.S. prior to 1982 and wanted to become citizens, simply raise your right hand." He asserts that the Gang of Eight bill is different because it "has plenty of penalties and hurdles for those here illegally who seek citizenship." Well, I was there in '86. I read that bill carefully. (We did that back then.) And I can...
  • Immigration Disaster Moves Forward In the Senate [UPDATED]

    06/12/2013 1:31:56 PM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies
    Powerline ^ | 6/11/2013 | John Hinderaker
    The Senate voted overwhelmingly today [6/11] to move debate forward on the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill. Only 15 Republicans voted No. Not all the Republicans who voted to move the bill forward today will necessarily vote for its passage, but it appears to be a foregone conclusion that the bill will indeed make it out of the Senate in more or less its current form. This is, I think, mystifying. I can understand why Democrats would vote for the bill: over the next ten years, it will result in somewhere between 30 million and 57 million new legal immigrants,...
  • Ayotte to back immigration overhaul

    06/09/2013 8:55:34 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 44 replies
    AP ^ | 6-9-13 | Adminstration Propaganda
    WASHINGTON—Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte says she will back the bipartisan overhaul of the nation's immigration system. The New Hampshire senator said Sunday the nation's immigration is broken and needs to be fixed. She says the Senate proposal secures the border and provides a "tough but fair" way for immigrants to earn citizenship. A bipartisan group of eight senators drafted the bill and then guided it through the Judiciary Committee to the full Senate. Despite widespread support, the bill's passage is by no means certain
  • Rubio: ‘I do not have trust in Washington DC’

    05/23/2013 7:54:20 AM PDT · by Qbert · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/22/2013 | Byron York
    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, whose immigration reform proposal would grant far-reaching powers to the Secretary of Homeland Security and other top administration officials, says he does not trust Washington DC to make critical decisions about the nation’s future. Rubio made the comment Wednesday during a debate on the budget and the debt limit. He opposes including an increase in the debt limit in the new budget and wants to make sure that no increase comes out of a House-Senate conference committee. The problem, Rubio said in an impassioned floor speech, is that there has been in the past a bipartisan...
  • Obama Bashes GOP on Immigration at Bush Library Address- The lowest of the lowlife as POTUS

    04/25/2013 12:42:40 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4/25/13 | breaitbart news
    At the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library, President Obama and former President Clinton took to the podium to praise Bush – and in the process, stump for their version of immigration reform. Trying to leverage Republicans into handing over their principles by suddenly singing odes to the president he labeled the root of all evil, President Obama gushed over Bush “reaching across the aisle to unlikely allies like Ted Kennedy” with regard to his immigration reform effort. He continued: “Seven years ago, President Bush restarted an important conversation by speaking with the American people about our history...
  • Immigration bill sprinkled with pet projects ( more Muslims ? )

    04/24/2013 1:28:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    April 22, 2013 ^ | April 22, 2013
    Buried within the 844 pages of the bipartisan immigration bill -- amid historic shifts in policies such as a path to citizenship for 11 million unauthorized immigrants -- are pet provisions of the senators who crafted it. South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham wants more visas for the meat industry, a major employer in his state
  • Marco Rubio’s leftist talking points on immigration and slavery

    04/22/2013 11:09:43 AM PDT · by Fred · 22 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 042213 | Conn Carroll
    Yesterday, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., spokesman Alex Conant caused a bit of a stir when he argued against granting permanent legal residence to illegal immigrants by claiming, “We haven’t had a cohort of people living permanently in US without full rights of citizenship since slavery.” Leaving the merits of this argument aside for a second, it is important to recognize that this is a very common argument on the left. For example:
  • Schumer: Senate Immigration Bill Would Make Country Safer

    04/21/2013 5:15:34 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 57 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4 20 13 | Mile Lillis
    The Gang of Eight member said their package would help prevent attacks on the homeland. The Senate's immigration reform package would make the country safer from attacks on home soil, a leading author of the bill said this week. ... "Our bill, while certainly it gives a path to citizenship and legalizes people right away, we will know the identities of everybody. And that makes the country safer," Schumer said in an interview with Univision set to air Sunday. "So I think our bill would actually – it's too early to tie it to any specific incident – but overall,...
  • Chuck Schumer's Triumph [How Rubio Was Played by Veteran Schemer Schumer!]

    04/18/2013 7:33:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | April 18, 2013 | RICH LOWRY
    Chuck Schumer's Triumph RICH LOWRY 4/17 Everyone presumes Sen. Chuck Schumer, the media hungry Democrat from New York, wants to be the next Senate majority leader. If his performance in the Gang of Eight negotiations over immigration is any indication of his skills in such a role, Harry Reid should abdicate and turn over his leadership position to the New Yorker immediately. Schumer has been at the center of crafting a bill for a mass amnesty of undocumented immigrants that has high-profile, bipartisan support and a chance of becoming law. He had the shrewdness to realize what he needed to...
  • Do you agree with Rubio that the "immigration" plan isn't amnesty?

    04/15/2013 7:04:37 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 41 replies
    4/15/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    This "immigration bill" (why not call it what it is a so-called attempt to deal with ILLEGAL immigration) not just an immigration plan - why do they leave the WORD illegal out - supposedly has some key components: 1.) Penalties. 2.) Back to the end of the line. 3.) Illegals cannot get gov't handouts (food stamps, etc). I thought that for all these years they weren't eligible, weren't receiving them an/or they never did in the first place... 4.) An E-Verify system. Big Problem though...where is the simultaneously offered strong border control component(s), with many more border control agents, strong...
  • 1,500 Page Immigration Bill to Drop One Day Before Only Hearing?

    04/13/2013 3:00:16 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 81 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 4-13-2013 | Matthew Boyle
    According to an ABC News report, senators from the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” pushing immigration reform are expected to drop their bill, estimated at around 1,500 pages, on Tuesday, mere hours before the only scheduled Senate hearing on the topic. “A bipartisan group of senators plans to introduce its long-awaited immigration bill on Tuesday, Senate sources confirmed to ABC News,” Jim Avila and Jordan Fabian wrote on Friday. “Four Democrats and four Republicans, known as the 'Gang of Eight,' wrapped up months of hard-fought negotiations this week and will put forth a bill that includes a pathway to citizenship for...
  • REPORT: 'GANG OF EIGHT' TO OPPOSE AMENDMENTS TO THEIR IMMIGRATION BILL

    04/08/2013 4:23:05 PM PDT · by plain talk · 43 replies
    Breatbart ^ | 4/8/2013 | Matthew Boyle
    All the members of the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” pushing immigration reform in the U.S. Senate will band together to block any efforts by other senators to offer amendments to their legislation once it is introduced, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. In response to Nakamura’s article on Monday, Gang of Eight member Sen. Marco Rubio’s spokesman Alex Conant told Breitbart News that his description of the process being worked on is not correct.
  • U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz Statement on Immigration Reform Proposal

    01/28/2013 3:39:16 PM PST · by kristinn · 46 replies
    U.S. Senate ^ | Monday, January 28, 2013 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) issued the following statement regarding today’s bipartisan immigration reform proposal: I appreciate the good work that senators in both parties have put into trying to fix our broken immigration system. There are some good elements in this proposal, especially increasing the resources and manpower to secure our border and also improving and streamlining legal immigration. However, I have deep concerns with the proposed path to citizenship. To allow those who came here illegally to be placed on such a path is both inconsistent with rule of law and profoundly unfair to the...
  • We’ll dilute our way out of it! (re GOP/Grover Norquist Plan to Grant Amnesty to Illegals)

    11/14/2012 7:01:12 PM PST · by Arthurio · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Mickey Kaus
    - The Daily Caller - http://dailycaller.com - The Grover Plan: More Cowbell!Posted By Mickey Kaus On 5:58 AM 11/13/2012 @ 5:58 AM In DC Exclusives,KausFiles | No Comments We’ll dilute our way out of it! Republicans did poorly among Hispanics last week. How to address that problem? The answer, they’re told by Washington savants, is to back an immigration reform that … increases the number of Hispanics! It’s a plan so crazy it just might be crazy.Joshua Culling, who works for Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform, elaborates on the plan elsewhere on this site. It turns out the idea–let’s...
  • Romney's top Hispanic surrogate: GOP must embrace immigration reform

    11/15/2012 1:18:08 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 14, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    Former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, Mitt Romney's top Hispanic surrogate, is calling for the Republican Party to "modernize" and embrace comprehensive immigration reform in order to survive as a national party. "We need to modernize. Modernization includes diversity. Obviously, immigration reform is part of that process of diversity," he told The Hill on Tuesday. "We are the party of growth, of business, of entrepreneurship, of innovation. We cannot continue to be that without an effective immigration policy." Gutierrez, who chaired Romney's Hispanic Steering Committee during the GOP nominee's presidential campaign, blames Romney's rightward primary shift on immigration for his loss....
  • Perry on in-state tuition for illegals: How else were they supposed to pay for it?

    10/01/2011 10:43:51 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 214 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/2/11 | Allahpundit
    Matt Lewis says he’s improving on this issue. I guess, but that’s mainly because after you’ve tried to win over voters by calling them heartless, there’s really nowhere to go but up. A scene from New Hampshire this morning: “We have, for decades, had a federal government that has absolutely failed in its constitutional duty to defend our border,” Perry said. “I’m a governor. I don’t have the pleasure of standing on the stage and criticizing. I have to deal with these issues,” he later added. Perry continued, “In 2001, we had this choice: Are we going to kick these...
  • Students eye measures to keep 'movement' alive after Republicans block youth immigration bill

    12/19/2010 12:44:34 PM PST · by freespirited · 26 replies
    Newser ^ | 12/19/10 | Amy Taxin
    A group of Los Angeles college students plans to take their fight for immigration rights to the states and the 2012 election after Senate Republicans blocked legislation that would have given thousands of young illegal immigrants a path to legal status. But it won't be easy. Immigration experts say Saturday's vote to nix the proposal dealt a harsh blow to activists who will have an even steeper uphill battle in the next Congress. Illegal immigrant students say they will push for access to financial aid and drivers' licenses in states like California. Critics of the bill called it a backdoor...
  • Dems Roll Out Dream Act No. 5

    12/02/2010 9:30:11 AM PST · by freespirited · 24 replies · 3+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/02/10 | Scott Wong
    Senate Democrats have introduced their fifth version of the DREAM Act this year in a bid to tackle concerns from critics and win support from a handful of moderate lawmakers from both parties. But the immigration legislation continues to draw fire from opponents and face stiff odds in the lame-duck session — and this was even before Republicans vowed Wednesday to filibuster all bills until the Senate votes to extend Bush-era tax cuts and fund the federal government. The DREAM Act would provide a path to legalization for immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children, if they...
  • Amending The 14th Amendment: Culture Of Hate?

    08/11/2010 5:34:43 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | August 11, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    Well if you listen to the left, it’s because you would be a racist. This post gives the precise reason for amending the 14th amendment to the US Constitution and the left’s crazy, lunatic response. Once again raaaaaaaaacist. Lindsey Graham brought it up a week ago and this first clip explains why, given the problems the country has had in controlling illegal immigration, one of the things he would like to ensure is that there will not be another wave of illegals entering country. As Graham states, as long as there is an incentive to come into this country illegally,...
  • New ad quotes McCain admitting to lying in past

    08/05/2010 8:11:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 62 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-08-05
    PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. John McCain's Republican primary challenger has released a new ad using McCain's own voice admitting to lying in the past. Former congressman J.D. Hayworth's campaign released the commercial Thursday. It uses McCain's voice from the recording of his 2002 book, in which McCain recalls publicly supporting South Carolina's right to fly the Confederate flag, even though he personally opposed it. McCain says on the recording: " ... it could come down to lying or losing. I chose lying." The ad suggests McCain is again lying about his record on illegal immigration.
  • (Juan) McCain stakes out a harder line on illegal immigration (FLIP FLOPPIN' RINO BUM ALERT!)

    07/30/2010 6:41:07 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 2+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 2010-07-30 | Todd J. Gillman
    GLENDALE, Ariz. – Sen. John McCain hasn't always talked tough on immigration. That haunted his presidential ambitions, and now his political survival hinges on whether he can show that his conversion is genuine. It hasn't been easy. Boycotts, vigils and a legal fight over the state's attempted crackdown on illegal immigrants have kept voters attuned to each nuance in his run for re-election. "Since 2007, I've said we have to secure the border first. I said it in 2008 and 2009 and 2010," McCain told 120 people at a town hall meeting in suburban Phoenix. Leaning against the back wall...
  • Los Zetas ya están en Los Ángeles [Google transltion]

    07/19/2010 7:25:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies · 6+ views
    La Opinión ^ | 2010-07-19 | | Jorge Morales Almada
    One of the most violent criminal organizations in Mexico has set up camp in Los Angeles. From here controls the distribution of the drug to other parts of the country and, as an informant, who began to recruit out of California prisons to become assassins. This is the formidable organization of the Zetas, a group of Mexican army deserters in the late 90's became the armed wing of the Gulf Cartel and then consolidated as a group of assassins that has fought wars against different mafia organizations in Mexico and has partnered with some of them. Los Zetas began his...
  • McCain Term 'Regularization' Draws Criticism from Opponent (McCain's "regularization" of illegals)

    07/15/2010 11:39:33 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 54 replies · 1+ views
    PHOENIX - In the race for U.S. Senate, J.D. Hayworth is accusing John McCain of flip-flopping on the issue of illegal immigration. Does McCain want border security or a path to citizenship for illegals -- or both? McCain once championed comprehensive immigration reform that would allow people here illegally a path to citizenship. "The present situation with broken borders and 11 million people that are in America without citizenship is unacceptable," he said on the campaign trail. Now McCain says border security must come first before tackling what to do with the 12 million illegals already living in the u.s.....
  • Comprehensive Amnesty Threat: Senators Challenge Pres. Obama on Rumors of Executive Order Amnesty

    06/22/2010 11:21:24 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Numbers USA ^ | 06/21/10
    Several Senators have learned of a possible plan by the Obama Administration that would provide a mass Amnesty for the nation's 11-18 million illegal aliens. Led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), eight Senators addressed a letter to the President asking for answers to questions about a plan that would allow DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to provide an amnesty if they can't secure enough votes for a bill in the Senate. The letter that was sent to Pres. Obama earlier today asks the President for clarification on the use of deferred action or parole for illegal aliens. The executive actions are...
  • The stranger than truth files bite McCain (MCCAIN WILL BACK AMNESTY AFTER SW BORDER 'SECURED')

    05/20/2010 8:01:36 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 125 replies · 2,252+ views
    ABC News / GOPUSA ^ | 2010-05-20
    From ABC News... (snip) "McCain was supportive of the Dream Act in the past... we saw him as a champion in some ways, and we hope that comes back," said Abdollahi. Now the next paragraph is the money paragraph and I certainly hope Arizona voters are paying attention. McCain has been on all sides of this issue and now that he is facing reelection he is trying to convince voters that he will protect the borders. Let's see what he says when under pressure from the left. A McCain spokesperson told ABC News the senator will support the so-called "Dream...
  • Obama: Congress may not tackle immigration soon

    04/28/2010 7:17:02 PM PDT · by freespirited · 13 replies · 467+ views
    Google/AP ^ | 04/28/10 | Julie Pace
    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that there "may not be an appetite" in Congress to deal with immigration immediately after going through a tough legislative year. With energy legislation on the table and midterm elections approaching, Obama said he didn't want to force an immigration bill through Congress "just for the sake of politics." Still, he said discussions on the issue must move forward in a way that can garner the support of the American people. "We've gone though a very tough year and I've been working Congress very hard, so I know there may...
  • Obama Pleads for Bipartisan Support On Immigration

    04/28/2010 7:05:56 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 47 replies · 747+ views
    Newsmax.Com ^ | Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 06:53 PM
    President Barack Obama on Tuesday pledged to bring his own party along to reform the nation's broken immigration system, pleading with Republicans to join in as the only realistic hope to solve a politically volatile problem. Obama also offered fresh, stern criticism of a new Arizona law that allows police to question anyone about their immigration status if they have reason to suspect they are in the country illegally. The president said a comprehensive federal immigration effort is needed to prevent "bad laws" like Arizona's. "I will bring the majority of Democrats to the table in getting this done," Obama...
  • Graham move imperils Obama agenda

    04/24/2010 8:36:33 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 43 replies · 1,617+ views
    CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2010-04-24 | Dana Bash & Ed Henry
    (snip) This is also an about-face on immigration reform for Graham because he has been pressing the White House to move forward on comprehensive reform on that issue as well. His move comes just one day after Obama called on both parties to pass immigration reform on the federal level in response to a new law in Arizona that will allow local police to stop individuals suspected of being illegal immigrants. Democrats privately charged Saturday that Graham was trying to scuttle immigration reform in order to protect his close friend, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, from having to deal with a...
  • Sen. Graham threatens to halt work on climate and energy bill (Grahamnesty tries to save McCain)

    04/24/2010 12:38:14 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies · 1,719+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-04-24 | Juliet Eilperin
    Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) threatened to abandon his effort to push a climate and energy bill Saturday, saying he will only continue if Democratic leaders promise to relinquish plans to bring up immigration legislation first. Graham's departure, if he follows through on his ultimatum, would likely doom any chance of passing a climate bill this year. He is the sole Republican working with Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) on a compromise proposal which they had planned to unveil Monday. In a letter to leaders of the effort to enact climate and energy legislation, Graham wrote,...
  • Senator McCain Urges Citizens To Get Involved (MCCAIN FLIP FLOP ON BORDER FENCE)

    04/14/2010 2:30:04 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 47 replies · 950+ views
    (snip) McCain went on to discuss border concerns, expressing his frustration regarding the recent death of Douglas area rancher Robert Krentz, who authorities suspect was killed by drug smugglers. “The border is not secure and there is an increase in border violence. There have been more than 14,000 people killed in Mexico in the past few years. These include government officials, police and three Americans,” he explained. McCain’s believes a physical fence is what is needed, not the virtual fence with surveillance UAV’s (unmanned aerial vehicles) that he believes are ineffective. “The bad news is that the government has contracted...
  • From Senate Majority Leader, a Promise to Take Up Immigration Overhaul

    04/10/2010 8:58:30 PM PDT · by freespirited · 33 replies · 867+ views
    The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, told an exuberant crowd at an immigration rally Saturday in Las Vegas that Congress would start work on immigration overhaul as soon as lawmakers return this week. “We’re going to have comprehensive immigration reform now,” he said in a speech to more than 6,000 people, mostly immigrants. “We need to do this this year,” Reid said, drawing cheers from the crowd. Reid told the crowd he believes he has 56 Senate votes in support of the legislation. He outlined legislation that would include border security measures and a temporary guest worker program. To gain...
  • Blame me for illegal immigrants (BLAME AMERICANS FIRST) (MASSIVE PROJECTILE BARF ALERT)

    04/09/2010 9:48:29 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 35 replies · 727+ views
    CNN ^ | 2010-04-09 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.
    (snip) I know the answer. It's my fault. It's because of me, and tens of millions of other Americans just like me. We create the demand for illegal immigrant labor not because of anything we do but because of all the things that we will not do -- at any wage. Even as someone who juggles several jobs, I have to admit that my work ethic -- especially for hard, physical labor -- is a distant second to that of my immigrant grandfather who came from Mexico legally in the early 1900's. My grandfather was a farm worker who would...
  • Southeastern AZ rancher and his dog found shot dead

    03/29/2010 12:24:35 AM PDT · by Main Street · 122 replies · 5,434+ views
    kvoa.com ^ | 3/28/2010 | kvoa.com
    COCHISE COUNTY - News 4 has confirmed that a well-known rancher in Southeastern Arizona has died. Investigators say Rob Krentz was found shot to death Saturday night near his ranch. Saturday morning Krentz reportedly left the ranch on a quad and called home a short time later to report an illegal immigrant, whom he thought was in need of medical attention. That was the last time anyone heard from him. Investigators located Krentz alongside his dog who we understand had been shot. Krentz leaves behind and wife and 3 children. According to the Arizona Farming and Ranching Hall of...
  • Huge crowds expected for McCain-Palin event

    03/23/2010 8:12:27 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 485 replies · 4,698+ views
    Campaign staff and volunteers of Sen. John McCain and his former vice presidential running mate Sarah Palin are preparing for the pair’s appearance at Mesa’s Dobson High School on Saturday. A spokesman for the camp offered a bit of advice for those wanting to get in: “Folks should get there early,” said Brian Rogers, McCain’s communications director.The event is free, on a first-come, first-served basis and does not require a ticket. (snip) Also speaking at a rally in Tucson on Friday, the appearances are McCain and Palin’s first ones together at a public event since their concession speech in the...
  • March on America

    03/22/2010 2:05:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeJen · 17 replies · 1,294+ views
    Youth for Western Civilization ^ | Monday, 22 March 2010 | William L. Houston
    Yesterday, I attended the so-called "March for America" in Washington, DC with two fellow YWC members. We wanted to see the constituency for "comprehensive immigration reform" ourselves. The MSM has already leapt into action to put a pro-amnesty spin on the rally. We are told "a few demonstrators waved flags from other countries." That's not what I saw. YWC shot about 200 photos of the rally and an hour of footage with two video cameras. I've uploaded all our photos to Flickr here, here, and here. The videos we shot will be uploaded to YouTube later this afternoon. We caught...
  • GOP senator: Healthcare bill may cost immigration overhaul

    03/19/2010 5:00:16 PM PDT · by freespirited · 18 replies · 714+ views
    LA Times ^ | 03/19/10 | Pater Nichols
    The lone Republican senator inclined to support the Obama administration's bid to pass a major immigration overhaul said Friday that if a healthcare bill passes this weekend, the immigration effort is dead for the year. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is considered a crucial player in the immigration debate -- a Republican prepared to cross party lines and vote for a bill that would provide a path to legal status for the 11 million people living in the U.S. illegally. Graham has spent months working with Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) to draft an immigration bill. The two met...
  • Schumer, Graham Unveil Immigration Reform Blueprint (INCLUDES "PATH TO CITIZENSHIP")

    03/18/2010 11:15:45 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 79 replies · 2,034+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 2010-03-19 | Jennifer Bendery & Jessica Brady
    Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) unveiled their bipartisan blueprint for comprehensive immigration reform Thursday, a move hailed by President Barack Obama as progress on an issue for which he has been criticized for ignoring. “The American people deserve more than empty rhetoric and impractical calls for mass deportation. We urge the public and our colleagues to join our bipartisan efforts in enacting these reforms,” the Senators said in a Washington Post editorial posted online Thursday. The Schumer-Graham outline entails four key components: a biometric Social Security identification card for employment verification; strengthened border security and interior law...
  • Arizona Senator John McCain talks immigration with LA Area Chamber of Commerce (MCAMNESTY ALERT)

    03/16/2010 1:42:08 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies · 1,402+ views
    This weekend, dozens of Southern Californians plan to march in Washington for immigration reform, joining thousands of activists from around the country. Today, a different group of Southern Californians – members of the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce – heard from a U.S. senator who took a lot of political heat for his efforts at immigration reform. The question arose at lunch during the Chamber’s annual lobbying trip to Washington. What did Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona think the U.S. should do about the “flood of immigrants” “running over” California? McCain cosponsored the last major immigration reform bill with...
  • Graham Pushes National I.D. Card

    03/12/2010 6:21:58 AM PST · by b4its2late · 189 replies · 3,934+ views
    Human Events ^ | 03/12/2010 | by Roger Hedgecock
    Senator Lindsey Graham, ever the faithful follower of uber-RINO John McCain, scored three RINO initiatives in just one week. Reminiscent of the "the band's getting back together" scenes from the movie "Blues Brothers", Graham and McCain reached back to the good old days of bipartisan shafting of conservative judicial nominees and offered the Democrats another "Gang of Fourteen"--this time to shaft the public with a bipartisan Obamacare bill. The offer must have been tempting to the Democrats who remember how "bipartisan leadership" from Graham and McCain spiked conservative guns when the Republicans were in the majority in the Senate. But...
  • South Carolina's Graham taking on immigration again (amnesty queen alert)

    03/11/2010 8:43:57 PM PST · by pissant · 15 replies · 561+ views
    McClatchy ^ | 3/11/10 | James Rosen
    WASHINGTON -- Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Chuck Schumer of New York discussed major immigration reforms Thursday with President Barack Obama at a White House meeting. Graham, a Republican, waded back into a political minefield on a controversial issue that has prompted conservative activists across the nation to vilify him since he helped lead a failed Senate bid to overhaul the immigration system in 2007. Obama has faced more recent criticism from Latino lawmakers and advocacy groups accusing him of failing to deliver on a 2008 campaign promise to help the 12 million undocumented workers in the United...
  • Obama Links Immigration Overhaul in 2010 to G.O.P. Backing

    03/11/2010 7:33:55 PM PST · by freespirited · 17 replies · 620+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 03/12/10 | Julia Preston
    President Obama said Thursday that he would proceed with an overhaul of the immigration system this year if he could attract substantial Republican support. But a leading Republican who supports an overhaul said a bill could not go forward if the president used a legislative shortcut sidestepping Republicans to pass his health care bill. Obama spent most of the afternoon in meetings on immigration, including one with Senator Charles Schumer [D-NY]. and Senator Lindsey Graham [R-SC]. who have been holding closed-door sessions over the last six months to draw up a bill to revamp the immigration system. The White House...
  • Palin and the General (Putting the McCain Endorsement in Perspective)

    03/09/2010 8:28:51 PM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 210 replies · 2,629+ views
    3/09/10 | Vanity
    I cannot tell how much of this outrage about Sarah Palin's endorsement of McCain is feigned by those who do not wish her well. It is not principally to those folks that this post is directed. To those conservatives who are genuinely disappointed by Sarah Palin's decision to support McCain, let me say that I think Rush and Mark Levin understand it and have said that it is a question of loyalty and that loyalty is a virtue. That makes sense to me and, personally, I would be a little put off if she did otherwise, since it would look...
  • Anti-Gang Police Officer's Car Booby Trapped With Deadly Device

    03/06/2010 11:02:36 AM PST · by cajuncow · 24 replies · 1,075+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3-6-10 | Fox News
    An anti-gang officer in Hemet, Calif., discovered a deadly device attached to his car Friday — in what appears to be the third attempt in the past two months to injure or kill members of an anti-gang unit in southwest Riverside County, MyFoxLA.com reported. An officer with the Hemet/San Jacinto Gang Task Force called for back-up after discovering a threatening device next to his car, parked outside of a store. Authorities cordoned off the intersection near the vehicle while a bomb unit disabled the instrument.